Meet Lilan Bowden! You probably know her as Bex Mack, in Disney Channels Andi Mack. I don’t want to spoil it for those who do not know, but there is a big twist between Bex and Andi Mack, you have to watch it! She is not only a great actress, but she is a sketch comic and half of the comedy duo “Lilan and Wilder”! She’s so fun to be around, smart and inspiring!
We got a chance to meet up with Lilan at her photo shoot in Hollywood Hills, and ask her some of our exclusive questions.
Tell us about your show Andi Mack, and your character Bex Mack?
Andi Mack is a Disney Channel show about a 13 year old girl who finds out her sister is her mother. It’s a new kind of show for Disney! I play Bex, the “sister” who is the mom. She was a troublemaker in high school and ran away from home shortly after having her baby. Now she’s back and looking to be a part of her family again.
Tell us about your comedy duo “Lilan and Wilder”?
Lilan and Wilder is my best friend, Wilder Smith, and me. We’re a live comedy duo, and our videos have gotten over 2 million views on the comedy website Funny Or Die. Wilder and I met in college after we got cast on the same improv team. We remained friends and just found out we’re inseparable. Since then we’ve performed in festivals all around America and many theaters in LA. We have gone to every secondhand clothing store in LA and Salt Lake City.
What are three of your favorite designers/brands or shops?
I’m a secondhand store girl, so my favorite shops are Crossroads, Wasteland, and Buffalo Exchange. :D
What is your favorite city to visit?
New York City. Hands down. The subway is easy to use, the shops are plentiful, and I love walking more than driving.
Dream concert ticket (any band, any decade)?
I think I’d like to see The Cure. I know the lyrics to most of their songs, so I wouldn’t feel like a dodo singing along like I do at most concerts where I realize I only know the chorus.
Everyone likes Frida Kahlo, but I liked her in grade school, before she was on things like lip balms at CVS.
I was just in Taiwan visiting relatives, and I did Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift. When I watched a video of it later, it was rough.
It changes. I’ll say Almost Famous for now.
I just cleared Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
Last fashion item purchased?
Jeans from a Taiwanese Night Market!
Three people: dead or alive, real or fiction- that you’d like to invite to dinner?
This answer is gonna bum you out, but I’d like to invite my mom’s parents and my dad’s mom who have all since passed away. I’d like to spend time with them again :)
Tell us a secret/ fun fact about yourself?
I can skateboard! I have a nasty scar on my head from wiping out one time!
Do you have a party trick?
I can ALMOST do the splits. My trick is making everyone watch me do the splits and then failing to actually do the splits.
What does Popular mean to you?
Exactly what Galinda the Good Witch sings about in Wicked.
Can you tell us about any other projects you have coming up?
There are a bunch of great episodes of Andi Mack coming out this year that I’m excited for everyone to see! I think they deliver on a lot of the questions fans have had for a while.